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Let’s Talk Turkey

1950's

Let’s Talk Turkey

Let's Talk Turkey - 1955

Today’s Thanksgiving Recipe – Make a 1955 Turkey! “Turkey – a dish that adds grace to every table!” In this vintage cooking film, resident chef Marie Gifford shows how to prepare a turkey, not just for a 1955 Thanksgiving, but to enjoy 365 days a year. No longer do you need to be burdened by […]

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A Day of Thanksgiving

1950's

A Day of Thanksgiving

A Day of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in 1951 might not be as different for many today as it was back then. Bill Johnson’s family can’t afford a turkey this year. Dick, Tommy, Susan and baby Janet are devastated. But there is still much to be thankful for, especially in the shadow of what the world was like only a few […]

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Thanksgiving: Dining Together

1950

Thanksgiving: Dining Together

Thanksgiving: Dining Together

This is a story of a holiday and home. Helping make ready a celebration is part of the fun. Especially for one of the nicest days of the year – Thanksgiving. There is happiness in the air, and the smell of turkey. Mmmmm, that does look good. Thanksgiving is a day for the best of […]

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Frog Jumping Tournament of Calaveras County

1950

Frog Jumping Tournament of Calaveras County

Frog Jumping Tournament of Calaveras County

Celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of the Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, later celebrated in Mark Twain’s famous story, the International Frog Jump gets underway at Angels Camp, California. The croakers bare such distinguished names as Winnie and Clem from England, a Canadian jumper, Thames River Tom, fed on vitamins made from genuine Canadian maple […]

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The Star Spangled Banner III

1970's

The Star Spangled Banner III

The Star Spangled Banner – 1970’s

This rendition of America’s National Anthem is performed by the 2nd Armored Division Band based in Fort Hood, Texas. Also known as the “Hell on Wheels Band,” they were originally part of Colonel George S. Patton’s tank command during World War II. When not performing The Star Spangled Banner, the 2nd Armored Division Band were […]

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Lunchroom Manners

1960

Lunchroom Manners

Lunchroom Manners - 1960

The puppet Mr. Bungle was the influence for the the name of #FaithNoMore’s #MikePatton’s band #MrBungle. According to Wikipedia, “The band was founded in Eureka, California during 1985 while the members were still in high school, and was named after a 1960s children’s educational film.” Lunchroom Manners from 1960 is that educational film.

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